Though tiny by warship standards, the Hiruko Boarding Cutter is one of the most feared vessels in the Scourge arsenal. UCM armies know all too well the horrors of close contact with the hated enemy, but naval staff rarely see the fangs, saliva, hate and evisceration in person. The Hiruko brings all manner of bio-nightmares into personal, bloody contact in a way only the Scourge can.
Almost uniquely, the Hiruko is designed specifically for ramming and more than that - to actually make physical contact with a target. Given the lethality of point-blank defence fire, this is always a one-way trip, so the Hiruko is equipped with a potent Plasma Torch and latching tentacles to quickly inject its savage payload into the bowels of the target. Beyond the rents torn by clashing tons of starship, it eventually spells doom for a ship of any size as its crew find their clean uniforms and shiny corridors painted crimson by the deadly boarding party - often made up of the most vicious close quarters Scourge hosts.
This set contains 6 Scourge Hiruko Boarding Cutters. Covered in grasping mechanical tentacles, it echoes the look of a lamprey eel - perfectly showing its role.
Cast in a single piece, the model has fine detail just so many tentacles. The Hiruko is fairly unique in Dropfleet, acting as a boarding vessel. Its ramming attack works like a ship much larger, firing the Plasma Torch on entry before disgorging its deadly caargo of Scourge monstrosities. The attack not only does great damage, but also causes Corrupter on the poor target's occupants.
Contains 6 resin miniatures and plastic Dropfleet Commander bases and flight stands.
Resin miniatures supplied unpainted and unassembled. This kit will require cleaning and assembly, and could need some small holes filled. Other ships and gaming mats are for scale purposes only.